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Farmer Earns Certificate from Commercial Lending School

posted on Thursday, November 16, 2023 in Community News

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Carson Farmer | Ag/Commercial Banker, AVP

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Carson Farmer, Ag/Commercial Banker, AVP, with Northwest Bank in Arnolds Park, successfully completed the 2023 Iowa Bankers Association’s Commercial Lending School held October 2 – 6 in Ankeny.

The school is an intense one-week program sponsored by the Iowa Bankers Association. The purpose of the IBA Commercial Lending School is to prepare commercial lenders who have not been exposed to formal commercial lending education or lenders who want to broaden their commercial lending knowledge to serve effectively and profitably as commercial loan officers. This is accomplished by developing a better understanding of the economy and how it affects the lending decision, how a business is structured and how it competes, and the role of company’s management. Attending the school demonstrates commitment to professional growth and expertise and graduates will use their knowledge to further serve their clients and local communities.

Carson specializes in Commercial and Agricultural banking. He joined the Northwest Bank team in 2017 after graduating from the University of Iowa. He currently serves as an Ag/Commercial Banker, AVP. Holding underwriting and risk management roles, building commercial relationships, and interpreting the numbers that help support major loan decisions has given Carson a useful perspective when helping customers reach their financial goals.

Northwest Bank is a $2.5 billion community bank that offers a full line of business, agricultural, mortgage, consumer deposit and lending services as well as wealth management and insurance services. Northwest Bank has offices located in Algona, Ames, Arnolds Park, Ankeny, Estherville, Fort Dodge, Humboldt, Le Mars, Milford, Sioux Center, Sioux City, Spencer, Spirit Lake, West Des Moines, Iowa and Omaha and La Vista, Nebraska. 

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